As I was looking through Miiverse on my iPhone today, I noticed something interesting. My friend, Weave, from our forums apparently gave a “yeah” to something 10 hours ago. So, I guess we can now expect yeahs to show up in the Activity stream.
Update (1:00 PM ET): Tom has finally given us an announcement concerning this and other Miiverse updates. It looks like the number of words you can write has increased, the wait time has decreased, and notification totals have increased per page.
Hi everyone, it’s Tom at Nintendo.
We’ve been hard at work trying to improve Miiverse and made some changes.
Today’s update affects all versions of Miiverse – on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS/2DS and on the web.
1) We reduced the current comment restriction from 3 minutes down to 2 minutes.
2) We increased the total character limit for post and comments from 200 to 400 characters.
3) We increased the total number of notification updates you can view at once under the “Notifications” page from 20 to 50 notifications. In a future update, we are also looking into adding an option where users could turn “Yeah!” notifications on and off.
4) From now on, “Yeahs!” will also be displayed in your Activity Feed. This includes Yeahs! given by your friends and those you follow. Out of their “Yeahs!”, their latest ones will be displayed.
We think today’s update should improve the Miiverse experience for most users who keep their conversations on-topic, including times when you need to comment a bit more frequently. This also still help reduce spam and stress on our servers. We hope that you’ll try it out and see how it goes.
And I still read all your comments…every one of them. (just don’t shoot the messenger!)
That’s all I have for today, thanks!
Now back to getting ready for E3!
What do you think about these updates? Let us know in the comments.